There are a few people on here that a pregnant at the moment, me included. A few are first timers. So just thought I would share abit of my knowledge and fears that I had with Alfie with you guys. Alfie was born about 3 weeks early, he had the cord around his neck was blue and needed to be rushed off for 10 mins for oxygen. When he came back he was fine and thats when I did the skin to skin with him, but didnt feed him, as noone told me to try and he was very silent and sleepy. It wasnt until the next day that I tried to feed him. He wouldnt really latch on and kept crying. I tried for a good 3 days, but all he did was scream really badly and wouldnt latch on. I had the smallest of help you could possibly imagine. So I gave up and bottled fed him. Then I found that I was getting the smallest of leaking in the mornings only. So basically I had none in me. So I went to ante natel this weekend, a great thing to do, especially if your a first time mum. I asked about it and the reason I had none was a few factors.....Skin to skin should happen as soon as they are born. If it cant be helped then ASAP after they are born. They need to be put to the breast within the first hour of them being born.....not the next day, for the hormone to be released. Also I had pethodine....horrible drug, wish I never did and will not have it this time! Made Alfie very sleepy, therefore he didnt want to feed. His sucking reflex might not have been all there either. So basically I had no hope with him!! This time however I WILL know what to do!! Also try not to give them a dummy or a bottle at all cause its a different sucking reflex and they wont take to the breast again....which I didnt know about. So now after the ante natel classes I feel that I am really ready for this baby! I have had so much more information this time round! Whereas in Braintree where I lived before I feel I had none! So much better this time round and feel more prepared, even for the labour! Ohhh I cant wait! Got my bag ready now, just a few bits I need to pack on the day that I go into labour as I need them now. But done everything else. How are you guys who are pregnant feeling? How do you feel you are being treated? enough info or not enough? Share your pregnancy thoughts here!